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Buttonless Channel Changers

The Lens Remote Control is Operated Entirely by Touchscreen Gestures

— January 30, 2013 — Tech
You can forget everything that you've learned about "input" and "menu" buttons on ordinary channel changers. The Lens Remote Control might seem to give you no functions to go on; in reality, it actually requires you to familiarize yourself with a new set of cues that take better advantage of those opposable thumbs.

The Designaffairs Studio product is black, rectangular, glossy and otherwise featureless. It doesn't offer you volume or station controls, in the way that you'd recognize them. To use the device, you slide your finger up and down its sides and surface, you shake it, you flip it, you turn it and you tap it. Each of these Lens Remote Control commands will enable you to interact with your hi-tech TV more intuitively, allowing you to engage in a seamless multimedia experience.
Trend Themes
1. Gesture-based Control - The Lens Remote Control utilizes touchscreen gestures as the primary method for interaction, highlighting the trend of gesture-based control in user interfaces.
2. Intuitive User Experience - The Lens Remote Control offers a more intuitive way to interact with technology, pointing to the trend of designing user experiences that are seamlessly integrated with devices.
3. Minimalist Design - The featureless and sleek design of the Lens Remote Control showcases the trend towards minimalist product design in the consumer electronics market.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The Lens Remote Control presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the consumer electronics industry by reimagining the traditional channel changer and introducing a new way of interacting with televisions.
2. User Interface Design - The touchscreen gestures and unique control mechanism of the Lens Remote Control serve as inspiration for innovation in user interface design, creating more intuitive and seamless experiences across various devices.
3. Smart Home Technology - The Lens Remote Control's ability to seamlessly interact with TVs highlights disruptive innovation opportunities in the smart home technology industry, allowing for more intuitive and streamlined control of multimedia devices within a connected home.
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